ASHVILLE - Clifford R. "Cliff" Keith, 82, of 5473 Rte. 474, Ashville, N.Y., died on Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2012) at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk.
Cliff was born on Nov. 16, 1930, in Randolph, N.Y., the son of the late George and Caroline Rhodes Keith.
He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army as an engineer. Cliff retired from Dahlstrom Manufacturing where he was a brake operator for 40 years. Cliff was a former member of the American Legion Post 777 in Celeron. He enjoyed bowling, deer hunting and dancing.
Clifford R. Keith
He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Applebee) Keith, whom he married July 8, 1979, in Panama, N.Y.; three sons, Mike Keith of Jamestown, Roy Keith of Little Valley and Larry Keith of Bliss, N.Y.; two daughters, Patty Lange of Delevan and Laurie Strunk of Delevan; three stepchildren, Timothy Brightman of Cheyenne, Wyo., Mark Brightman of Warren, Pa., and Jenise Brightman Crawford of N. Richland Hills, Texas; two brothers, George Keith of Salamanca, N.Y., and Don Keith of Jamestown; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Farlin, Dick and David Keith; and five sisters, Alma Meacham, Ila Meacham, Betty Meacham, Wilma Reed and Gwendolyn Serna.
The funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville. Rev. Mark Parsons of the Mayville United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Clymer Center Cemetery. No visitation will be observed.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc. Western New York, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221 or to the Chautauqua County Home, 10836 Temple Road, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048.